Sustainability

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While aluminum’s use in architecture can be traced back 100 years, as today’s buildings embrace sustainability, the material’s high durability and recyclability are bringing it to renewed prominence. At Hunter Douglas—a leading manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products—the use and reuse of aluminum has been a mainstay since 1946, when the company developed technology for continuous casting of the…

La Kretz Innovation Campus Showcases LA’s Leadership in Green

The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.

The campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is one of several major public investments redefining the identity of Los Angeles as a clean tech leader and sustainable urban center.

Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It’s Not the Enemy We Face)

Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the designer, author, and developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

Q&A: Design Advocacy, Master Builders, and Material Sustainability

Susan S. Szenasy talked with the principals of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture about design advocates and how material sustainability and building codes reflect regional conditions.

Susan S. Szenasy talked with the principals of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture about design advocates and how material sustainability and building codes reflect regional conditions.

How Architects KieranTimberlake Turned Their Office Into an “Incubator”

It's meaningless to talk of sustainable buildings without accounting for how they will be used. The Philadelphia-based architects have turned their own office into a laboratory to test strategies like natural ventilation and to develop technologies for sensor-driven products.

The Philadelphia-based architects have turned their own office into a laboratory to test strategies like natural ventilation and to develop technologies for sensor-driven products.